senate Bill S1448

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the issuance of distinctive license plates for family members of service members who died in the line of duty

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Jun 10, 2014 referred to transportation
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 14, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 13, 2014 1st report cal.644
Jan 08, 2014 referred to transportation
Jan 09, 2013 referred to transportation

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S1448 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1827
Current Committee:
Assembly Transportation
Law Section:
Vehicle and Traffic Law
Laws Affected:
Add §404-x, V & T L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4414
2009-2010: S3809

S1448 - Bill Texts

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Authorizes the issuance of distinctive license plates for family members of service members who died in the line of duty.

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BILL NUMBER:S1448

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to authorizing the
issuance of distinctive license plates for family members of service
members who died in the line of duty

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:

The bill authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to create a
distinctive license plate for family members of service members who
have died in the line of duty.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one of the bill adds a new §404-x to the Vehicle & Traffic Law
to authorize the Department of Motor Vehicles to create a distinctive
license plate for family members of service members who have died in
the line of duty. The plate will read "Family of a Fallen Soldier",
"Sailor", "Marine", " Airman" , or "Guardsman" as determined by the
service members branch of the Armed Services.

Section two of the bill specifies the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

The tragic deaths of service men and women who have fallen in the War
on Terror have touched many households in New York State. Family
members are searching for appropriate ways to honor the service and
sacrifice of their loved ones. The Gold Star program has been so
closely associated with mothers of the fallen, that other family
members don't feel comfortable within its limits. As a result,
Colorado has implemented, and other states are considering, the
Fallen Service Members license plate program.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2008: S.7992 Finance Committee/A.11368 Transportation Committee
2009-10: S.3809 Transportation Cmte.
2011-12: S.4414 Transportation Cmte.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

Once the initial plate designs are completed it is expected that this
legislation will result in an increase in the fees paid into the
Distinctive Plate Development Fund.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect on the 180th day after it shall have become
law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1448

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FLANAGAN, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Transportation

AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to  authorizing
  the  issuance  of  distinctive  license  plates  for family members of
  service members who died in the line of duty

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  vehicle  and  traffic law is amended by adding a new
section 404-x to read as follows:
  S 404-X. DISTINCTIVE LICENSE PLATES  FOR  FAMILY  MEMBERS  OF  SERVICE
MEMBERS  WHO  DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION,
"FAMILY MEMBERS OF A FALLEN SERVICE MEMBER WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY"
SHALL MEAN A SPOUSE, PARENT, SIBLING OR CHILD OF A FALLEN SERVICE MEMBER
WHO DIED IN THE COURSE OF HIS OR HER EMPLOYMENT OR PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES
AS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED SERVICES.
  2. ANY FAMILY MEMBER OF A SERVICE MEMBER WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF  DUTY
AND  WHO RESIDES IN THIS STATE SHALL, UPON REQUEST, BE ISSUED A DISTINC-
TIVE LICENSE PLATE BEARING THE WORDS "FAMILY OF A FALLEN SAILOR", "FAMI-
LY OF A FALLEN MARINE", "FAMILY OF A FALLEN SOLDIER"  OR  "FAMILY  OF  A
FALLEN AIRMAN" OR "FAMILY OF A FALLEN GUARDSMAN" OF A DESIGN APPROVED BY
THE COMMISSIONER. APPLICATION FOR SUCH LICENSE PLATE SHALL BE FILED WITH
THE  COMMISSIONER  IN  SUCH  FORM  AND  DETAIL AS THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
PRESCRIBE AND SHALL BE VERIFIED ANNUALLY BY THE APPLICANT.
  3. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE AUTHORIZED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION TWO OF  THIS
SECTION  SHALL  BE  ISSUED UPON PROOF, SATISFACTORY TO THE COMMISSIONER,
THAT THE APPLICANT IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF A SERVICE MEMBER  WHO  DIED  IN
THE LINE OF DUTY.
  4. A DISTINCTIVE PLATE ISSUED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE ISSUED
IN  THE  SAME  MANNER AS OTHER NUMBER PLATES UPON PAYMENT OF THE REGULAR
REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED BY SECTION FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05640-01-3

S. 1448                             2

PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  AN  ADDITIONAL  ANNUAL  SERVICE   CHARGE   OF
TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS SHALL BE CHARGED FOR SUCH PLATE. SUCH ANNUAL SERVICE
CHARGE  SHALL  BE  DEPOSITED  PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FOUR
HUNDRED FOUR-OO OF THIS ARTICLE TO THE CREDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR
VEHICLES DISTINCTIVE PLATE DEVELOPMENT FUND ESTABLISHED BY SECTION NINE-
TY-FIVE-G OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW AND SHALL BE USED FOR THE PRODUCTION,
DESIGN, ADVERTISING AND MARKETING OF DISTINCTIVE LICENSE PLATES PURSUANT
TO SUCH SECTION NINETY-FIVE-G.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

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